In the form of a Valentine's Day gift to all from Russian idm maestro Sleepy Town Manufacture, which Monotonik has sneakily re-packaged and re-gifted to the entire world, we're proud to present 'For You & For Me', an entire double album picking some of the best from STM's unreleased output from 1999 to 2002, with a number of tracks specially updated and remastered for this compilation.
Sleepy Town, formerly a duo/trio, and now down to a single member, are particularly known for their association with Lee 'Metamatics' Norris, having released a track both on his NeoOuija's 'Cottage Industries 3' compilation and on the excellent Metamatics 'Rewired In My Manor' remix CD on Hydrogen Dukebox. They've also released several times on Monotonik, most recently the borderline gorgeous 'Latatoo EP' in late 2002.
So, it's a pleasure to be putting out such a glacially dreamy double album for free - there's so much great material on here that it's difficult to pick out highlights, but let's start with 'Lea Chind', all ethereal synths and looping melodies and soaring into the future, before picking up on the ultra-dense 'Noil' and its rolling waves of sound, before moving on to the almost mechanical, tragically catchy 'Polygon', and the closing drift of the truly serene 'Ambient Forms N4'. All in all, a wonderful experience, and a beautiful thing to just give away just like that - for that, we thank Sleepy Town and their beguiling ways.
[Thanks to Rinnli for drawing the wonderful cover-pic, and Names for coloring it.]
September 18, 2011 Subject:
"a glacially dreamy double album for free"
Yes, the music is as good as their name suggests.
This is some of my favorite netlabel music- and the sort of thing you can recommend to people new to the Creative Commons world- Actually a great starting point into the IDM world, too!
Fantastic from start to finish- I've been listening to this on and off for several years now and still find new perspectives in the songs- lately it's the industrial edge that stands out to me-- an unspeakable beauty mingled with a surging darkness...
You will surely love this incredible double cd of Russian-born electronica- now go listen to it before another minute of your life passes by...
September 29, 2009 Subject:
It was my first release of monotonic I listened. I'm surprised. Thank you for the music.
July 15, 2009 Subject:
This has been DL'ed over 37,000 times... why does no one comment??
Very good stuff! Intricate patterns and beautifully subtle melodies, the kind of songs that linger in your psyche long after turning the music off.
August 22, 2006 Subject:
such an ambitious project to put out a double CD and none of it is filler or just drones to take up some space, this is high caliber IDM and if monotonik was dishing it out as EPs, three or four songs at a time, i'd be equally excited, getting to hear song after song...2,300 downloads says something... it's just a shame the downloaders themselves haven't...
February 16, 2006 Subject:
this album is amazing